Lemon Buns & Vanilla Buttercream


For the buns:

  • 3 eggs beaten
  • 170g Connacht Gold Pure Irish Butter at room temp
  • 170g Caster Sugar
  • 170g Self Raising Flour
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Connacht Gold milk

  • For the inside – 100g lemon curd, chocolate spread or jam

For the buttercream:

  • 100g Connacht Gold Pure Irish Butter at room temp
  • 200g Icing powder
  • 2-3tbsp Connacht Gold Fresh Cream



  • Preheat oven to 180C, 160C fan, Gas 5

  • Line a bun tin with bin cases.Combine all ingredients and whip to a smooth mixture with a handheld or electric whisk.

  • Spoon 1 tbsp of mixture into each bun case.

  • Bake for 14-17 minutes (ovens and bun cases can vary so keep an eye)

  • Cool completely on a wire rack while you make the buttercream.

  • If filling the buns, cut a small hold out using a knife or apple corer and fill with the filling of choice.

  • To make the buttercream

  • Whip the butter with a handheld or electric mixer for 2 1-2 minutes

  • On medium speed, add the icing powder one spoon at a time.

  • Add the cream, turn to high speed and beat for 10 minutes, scrape the sides halfway through. Knock the air out by mixing with a spoon.

  • Place into a piping bag with large star nozzle and have fun decorating!



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